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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates; A metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables.

Usage examples (33)
  • (which should be easy enough to pronounce) and "dactyl".
  • Like the trochee the dactyl is a non-final foot.
  • A second dactyl swooped down, moving faster than the first.
  • “Oh, by the demon dactyl itself,” Belster was muttering. for more
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